10 Things You Should Know About Incarceration in the U.S.
Crime Rates Have Dropped
As crime rates fall in the United States, incarceration is still an economic and social issue for families and communities, according to a recent report by the Hamilton Project. Take a look at 10 things you should know about the prison system in America. —Natelege Whaley
In the past 25 years, crime rates have steadily spiraled down. Between 1991 and 2001, rates dropped nearly 30 percent. They fell another 22 percent between 2001 and 2012.